Ben Armbruster highlights a Daily Show segment on King and adds:
King defended his support for the IRA, saying, “I understand why people who are misinformed might see a parallel. The fact is, the I.R.A. never attacked the United States. And my loyalty is to the United States.” By that logic, perhaps King also supports other terrorists groups, such as ETA, that also have not attacked the U.S.
Debunking one of King’s main justifications for his hearings, CAP’s Matt Duss reported yesterday on the Wonk Room that a new study by the Muslim American Public Opinion Survey (MAPOS), the largest study of Muslim Americans ever done, “finds that involvement with the mosque, and increased religiosity increases civic engagement and support for American democratic values.”
Elspeth Reeve rounds up more self-inflicting quotes from King. My sister and mother live in Guildford, where the IRA once bombed a pub, killing four and injuring over 60 people. I take a different from from King's, a classic Irish Catholic bigot.